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Mudcat Cookbooks: They're Here!

18 Jul 03 - 04:08 PM (#986150)
Subject: Mudcat Cookbooks: They're Here!
From: NicoleC

UPS brought me a big ol' box today, chock full of exciting and action packed Mudcat Cookbooks, and they look absolutely beautiful! I am happy to report that each and every cookbook sold will raise about $10 for the 'Cat's operating expenses, surpassing original expectations.

If you HAVEN'T reserved yours yet (what have you been thinking!) send me a PM for all the payment information. There are a few unclaimed copies left...

If you've reserved one or more but haven't sent the payment yet (and you know who you are), better get that in the mail/PayPal.

If I've got your payment, I'll be busy packing up cookbooks tonight and sending 'em your way.

If you've been behind in your MudCat donations, you can make it easier on yourself and just make one payment to me with whatever extra you wish to donate. I'll pass it on to Max with the cookbook profit.

Just a recap:
"Whiskey Before Breakfast (and Other Meals from the Mudcat Cafe)" costs just $15 each.

For your $15 you get:
* Shipping anywhere in the world. Overseas shipping will be sent economy.
* 140+ pages of recipes, tunes and miscellanea in 5 chapters. The recipes are fully indexed.
* A reference section with cooking time charts and measurement conversions.
* The warm and fuzzy feeling of donating to the 'Cat while getting some new material for your kitchen repertoire.

ORDER YOURS TODAY!


18 Jul 03 - 04:14 PM (#986154)
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From: MMario

well done Nicole!


18 Jul 03 - 04:28 PM (#986163)
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From: Sorcha

Oh boy! I love new cookbooks!


18 Jul 03 - 11:35 PM (#986389)
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From: NicoleC

Good news! I counted the shipment (yes, really, I'm that kind of person) and we got more than we ordered!

I gotta whole stack here ready to go out in the mail tomorrow. Look for yours soon.


18 Jul 03 - 11:46 PM (#986392)
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From: Amos

Wow!! What a lot of work!! Well done, Nicole!! Three cheers!! Lemme go count up my quarters and see if I can come up with sompn'....


A


19 Jul 03 - 03:46 PM (#986674)
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From: michaelr

Very cool, Nicole. I'll be checking my mail!


Cheers,

19 Jul 03 - 03:52 PM (#986679)
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From: Alba

Great Nicole. Thank you...you are a ** Star**
JD:>)


19 Jul 03 - 04:48 PM (#986693)
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From: Mudlark

Thank you, Nicole! An incredible amount of work, but a boon to both cooks and Mudcat. My admiration knows no bounds!


20 Jul 03 - 04:23 PM (#987135)
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From: Rustic Rebel

Good going Nicole. Thanks for letting us know they're coming. Rustic


22 Jul 03 - 11:24 AM (#988146)
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From: NicoleC

Refresh.

Still got some left, ya'll. With the extras I found in the box, about 10 more copies are left. So stop lollygagging and get those orders in! :)


22 Jul 03 - 02:47 PM (#988287)
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From: open mike

oh goody i am hungry!!
hope yo got lots cuz
everyone is gonna want
one (i hope) when you
figure that max probably
has over $500 every month
to maintain the list, we
should pitch in as much
as we can to keep this
wonderful service going!
I am so glad to have my
mudcat family!! I will
watch for the arrival of
the book!! Laurel


22 Jul 03 - 03:13 PM (#988300)
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From: michaelr

Got mine today! Nice job, Nicole, it looks great. I can't wait to start cooking.

Hey everyone, let's make this as successful a fundraiser for Mudcat as the CD set was! Flood Nicole with orders!

Cheers,
Michael


23 Jul 03 - 08:54 AM (#988720)
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From: GMT

Great news Nicole, well done.

What's your paypal e-mail address.

Gary


24 Jul 03 - 03:58 PM (#989869)
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From: Sorcha

Mine's here!!!


24 Jul 03 - 07:43 PM (#990063)
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From: SINSULL

Amazing Nicole. We have talked about doing this for years. Here you come along and stop talking and just do it. Thank you.
SINS


24 Jul 03 - 08:17 PM (#990078)
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From: NicoleC

Yep, I'm the poster child for Nike :)

Seriously, it's my pleasure. Just my little contribution to the 'Cat.


25 Jul 03 - 06:30 PM (#990774)
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From: Janie

Mine came today! Looks great. Three cheers for Nicole.

Janie


26 Jul 03 - 05:27 AM (#990977)
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From: Michael in Swansea

Been out of touch for a while. Any left?

Michael


26 Jul 03 - 11:59 AM (#991093)
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From: maire-aine

My copies just arrived. Nicole, it's a MASTERPIECE. Thank you. I'll be cookin' this weekend, for sure.

Maryanne


28 Jul 03 - 05:31 AM (#991825)
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From: gnu

Refresh for the BS'ers.


28 Jul 03 - 07:58 AM (#991871)
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From: Rapparee

I picked up mine at the Post Office on Saturday.

Made a dish from it on Sunday.

I'm still alive and not even sick. The stuff tasted pretty good, too.

No, I'm not going to tell you which one!


28 Jul 03 - 07:59 AM (#991872)
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From: Raggytash

Can someone tell me if Whitby Kebabs got a mention

Ta


28 Jul 03 - 12:39 PM (#992039)
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From: NicoleC

Yep, Whitby Kebabs are in there.


28 Jul 03 - 01:26 PM (#992079)
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From: Ebbie

Nicole C, did you get my check for two cookbooks? I mailed it off July 6th, I believe. Thanks.

Eb


28 Jul 03 - 09:42 PM (#992371)
Subject: RE: Mudcat Cookbooks: They're Here!
From: NicoleC

Paging Penny in Virginia!

Please PM me about your order.

-------------------------

Okay folks, I have one copy left!

Fully 1/3 of the cookbook reservations have not yet either sent payment or made arrangements with me. If you HAVE a reservation and you have not either sent payment or have not made arrangements with me for when to expect that payment, you need to do so NOW. No deadline yet, but I'm trying to move and I don't want to take yet another box with me :)

So at this point, I'm taking slots on a waiting list for any cancelled reservations. If there are enough folks on the waiting list (more than about 15 copies or so), I will be happy to get more cookbooks printed up. Otherwise, it's first come, first served with the single remaining book and those currently reserved books who may become orphaned.

Thanks to everyone for the great response, and I hope those of you who have received your books already are having fun.

In addition to cookbook sales, there have been extra donations to the tune of $120 so far. I'm happy to report that it looks like the cookbook project will raise over $600 for the Mudcat!


28 Jul 03 - 10:37 PM (#992383)
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From: GUEST

Whhoooaa! Max can take the wife and kids out to dinner!!!


28 Jul 03 - 10:40 PM (#992385)
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From: Sorcha

Nicole, did we send Max and Emily a comp copy?? I think we should.


28 Jul 03 - 11:01 PM (#992390)
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From: NicoleC

Yep, we did.


28 Jul 03 - 11:04 PM (#992391)
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From: GUEST

Whhooaa! MAX can save money while Emily cooks dinner!


29 Jul 03 - 01:06 AM (#992440)
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From: NicoleC

Oh man... 9 rounds of editting and I creditted a recipe to a wrong person. Not the only error I suspect!

Official retraction: Rustic Rebel did NOT submit the Wilted Dandelion Greens recipe, it was Hollowfox. Mea culpa, Mary!


29 Jul 03 - 07:44 PM (#992923)
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From: MMario

IMPRESSIVE! Thanks again Nicole.


03 Aug 03 - 02:22 AM (#995816)
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From: Ebbie

They're here! What fun. The two cookbooks I ordered got here yesterday. I've been leafing through my copy and I see a number of recipes I'll be trying. Thanks, everybody- and especially Nicole. Great job.


23 Aug 03 - 09:19 AM (#1006954)
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From: SINSULL

I got mine! Wonderful stuff...but who would believe that pease porridge calls for a HALF POUND OF BUTTER? Yikes!
Thanks Nicole!


23 Aug 03 - 10:27 AM (#1006973)
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From: Hollowfox

This cookbook is GREAT! As for the name mixup - if that's the worst error, then we're doing well. I'd rather have the error be my name, than have the error be in the ingredient list.


23 Aug 03 - 11:35 AM (#1006999)
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From: NicoleC

Well, I didn't road test everything :) But yep, that's what the original calls for:

http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=14669#131691

Maybe they're a fan of butter? It may not be the nectar of the Gods, but it IS the nectar of Cows.


23 Aug 03 - 02:03 PM (#1007060)
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From: michaelr

As the great Julia Child said:

"If you're afraid of butter   ---   use cream!"

Cheers,
Michael


25 Aug 03 - 09:10 AM (#1007737)
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From: GUEST,MMario

only half a pound of butter to 2 qts of peas and 8 qts of water? Not that much...it's the only fat in the recipe - ends up about 1.3% fat...which is pretty low.


18 Sep 03 - 11:17 AM (#1021458)
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From: Ebbie

ummm good! I made L.R.Mole's meatloaf. Very tasty, and with cole slaw and asparagus it's a very good dinner. It's a large recipe; I put it into two loaf pans and froze one. I'll be trying more recipes soon for sure.


20 Sep 03 - 10:39 PM (#1022332)
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From: katlaughing

Just got mine, today! Fantastic job, Nicole! Thanks to everyone. I love the international flair and can't wait to try some of the recipes, esp. the veggie ones. I've bought an extra for a gift and can tell I'll need to order more for others.

Wonderful!

kat


20 Sep 03 - 11:12 PM (#1022341)
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From: alison

just wondering when mine was posted... I know I'm a long way away.....


slainte

alison


22 Sep 03 - 02:50 AM (#1022890)
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From: Wilfried Schaum

Hi, Nicole!

Got my cookbook last Thursday, thanks a lot for the wonderful book. Started reading immediately, and shall try cooking the next weekends.

Greetings
Wilfried


02 Oct 03 - 02:20 AM (#1027749)
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From: rich-joy

Yeah, I'm Down Under too, Alison - and still awaiting a present from the Postal Pixies!!

Cheers!
R-J


02 Oct 03 - 04:56 AM (#1027798)
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From: mouldy

Mine arrived last week too. It's great, and I love the idea of inserting appropriate tunes. I can't wait to have a go at some of the recipes. Well done, Nicole, for putting together such an admirable book.

(Quite a day for the post, when it came, because it was accompanied by the title deeds to our house!)

Andrea


02 Oct 03 - 04:49 PM (#1028251)
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From: Bearheart

Hi Nicole, in case you haven't checked your PMs and are checking here I sent you a message about my checks (sorry-- my husband didn't tell me he'd already sent one to your old address that's why the mix-up). Really looking forward to mine...

Bekki
PS do you think you'll do a reprint for Chritmas gifts?


02 Oct 03 - 10:33 PM (#1028482)
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From: NicoleC

Bekki, I'm still trying to figure out if I have one more for you.

I doubt there will be a reprint anytime soon. First, I don't have time to mess with this now -- I'm sorry to say that my lag time shipping is hovering around 2 weeks now, which I think is bad. Secondly, there's just not enough interest. If everyone who said they were going to buy one actually did, I'd have already done a reprint ans dold through those. As it is, I only have some nibbles for a few copies for Christmas, and it's not enough to cover the costs of a reprint. Thirdly, I'm not sure I could definately make a Christmas deadline in time for ya'll to re-ship out anyway as we are into October.

I will, however, keep rough tabs on who wants more and see how it goes down the road. Maybe a 2nd edition next year? Everyone who was on the waiting list got (or will get) a copy when folks dropped out or didn't pay. Those of you who have a copy understand now why I didn't want to send out electronic versions, but that IS still an option. Let me know what ya'll think of that now.


06 Oct 03 - 11:55 AM (#1030596)
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From: GUEST

I want to order the Mudcat Cookbook but don't have an address in which to send my $15. I know I'm missing something here but please help.

Ben


06 Oct 03 - 04:27 PM (#1030777)
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From: NicoleC

Sorry, Ben, but the cookbooks are sold out. I have a couple more that I haven't received payment for yet, so if you want to send me a PM, I will put you on the waiting list.


07 Oct 03 - 09:12 PM (#1031531)
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From: maire-aine

I made KimC's Crockpot Beef Taco Soup and it was great. When I re-heat it, I'm going to put some Mexican Velveeta in it and serve it with corn chips. Thanks


07 Oct 03 - 11:12 PM (#1031560)
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From: NicoleC

See? Mudcat Cookbooks make people happy, and best of all, fed! Now if I only had more to sell, that'd be a great sales line.


21 Oct 03 - 02:18 PM (#1039080)
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From: Bearheart

The two I ordered are now here and I wish I'd ordered more! Someone's going to be happy this Christmas-- but who will the lucky one be??? Nicole are you SURE you don't want to do a second printing? Thanks for all the hard work.

Bekki


22 Oct 03 - 12:56 AM (#1039412)
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From: NicoleC

I will consider a second printing on the following condition:

I have a MINIMUM of *10* paid for orders.

At that quantity, it'll be a wash Mudcat-wise, but I won't be losing money either. Several of you have PM'd me -- if you are serious let me know by next Monday and I'll take a head count. To meet Xmas deadlines, I'll ship direct if you want. Overseas shipping in time for Xmas will be dicey, though...


22 Oct 03 - 10:31 AM (#1039679)
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From: Vixen

Nicole--

Mine came yesterday! Thank you!!!

We'll be eating eggplant a la Marum tonight...

V


27 Oct 03 - 08:06 PM (#1042905)
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From: rich-joy

Got mine here in Oz, yesterday!! THANKS Nicole for a wonderful job!!

(I wonder though, whether we should've all put what country we are from, coz of the differences between some measurements in the British and American IMPERIAL systems???)

Ok, now how's LtS's DESSERTS book going??!!
(sorry, Liz!)

Cheers!
R-J


27 Oct 03 - 09:24 PM (#1042941)
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From: NicoleC

Well, it's Monday and I have no orders for a 2nd printing, so that settles that. :)

Richenda, I mailed yours in JULY and you are just now getting it?!


28 Oct 03 - 12:22 AM (#1042997)
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From: alison

glad to here one has reached Oz... I was getting worried... mine still hasn't arrived... hopefully it will soon

slainte

alison


28 Oct 03 - 09:09 AM (#1043130)
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From: JennyO

Yes, I've been wondering too. Still haven't got mine yet. I guess mine and Alison's will probably arrive about the same time, seeing as we're both in Sydney.

Jenny


29 Oct 03 - 03:31 AM (#1043622)
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From: rich-joy

I find it hard to believe that Country Quoinsland has a faster Postal Service than Suburban Sydney and Districts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(... it'll be worth the wait)

Cheers!
R-J


29 Oct 03 - 11:34 PM (#1044288)
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From: alison

WOOHOO!!!!!... mine arrived today... and it looks wonderful... great job Nicole.... thanks


slainte

alison


29 Oct 03 - 11:46 PM (#1044293)
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From: NicoleC

I'm starting to take that cliche of the "slow boat" seriously. My ancestors made it across the Atlantic in a leaky tub in the 1600's faster than that service!


30 Oct 03 - 05:13 AM (#1044367)
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From: rich-joy

Yeah, my great grandfather came out to West Aussie as a convict, from dear old England, and it only took his sailing ship (the Corona), a mere 67 days - in 1866 !!!
At least a month LESS than the US postal service in 2003, would you say, Nicole???!!!

But, it's great to have it, however long it took!

Cheers!
R-J


30 Oct 03 - 06:17 PM (#1044848)
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From: alison

the book is great.... love the tunes among the recipes.....
I can see a whole new batch of threads opening "What the hell is .......(insert name of US ingredient)?" *grin*


slainte

alison


05 Nov 03 - 12:49 AM (#1048214)
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From: JennyO

Yay, my cookbook arrived today! Congratulations, Nicole. It looks really interesting.

Now where to start?

Maybe I'll start with the Guinness cake, with the 6 bottles of Guinness.

When I glanced at Treacle Farls, I thought it said Farts, and wot's a quahog, MMario?

So many recipes and so little time......(sigh)


26 Sep 04 - 05:26 PM (#1281694)
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From: Sorcha

Is it time for a re print, or a Vol II? Please????


26 Sep 04 - 06:08 PM (#1281719)
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From: Sorcha

I think so. There are loads of recipes here (and on the Annexe) that were not included. Somebody step up, please? I don't know how to do it or have the binder equipment.


27 Sep 04 - 09:25 AM (#1282215)
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From: open mike

if we do a vol. ll, i suggest it have a cover with an illustration on it..such as Sorcha's mud cat quilt, which i printed out and pasted on.
got a link Sorcha? I forget where i found it, but it is a beaut!


27 Sep 04 - 05:19 PM (#1282548)
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From: sian, west wales

Thanks for reminding me of last night's chatroom promise to art, sorcha!

Lotvarrick Pie (Apple Butter Pie)

Pastry for a 9 inch pie.

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup apple butter
2 eggs, beaten
4 tablespoons flour
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp soda
2 cups milk
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Mix the sugar, flour, soda and cream of tartar; blend in the melted butter, add the beaten eggs, apple butter, then the milk. Pour into the pie shell and sprinkle with the nutmeg. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, then at 350 degrees till the custard is set.

This from Edna Staebler's Canadian classic cookbook, "Food that Really Schmecks: Mennonite Country Cooking". I do believe my mum told me that ol' Edna has just celebrated her 98th birthday. Rather gives the lie to all those health cautions about what food is good for you and what food ain't. Food that Really Schmecks is a testament to high fat cookery! Rock On!

And happy apple gathering, art.

siān